Charles Goman, former AMA Board Member, passes away

AMA News Author (no byline)

Former AMA Board Member Charles R. Goman, of Winder, Ga., passed away Nov. 14 after a long illness. He was 73.

Mr. Goman was an AMA member for 34 years and represented the Southeast Region on the AMA Board of Directors from 2009 until 2012.

Charles Goman

“Charles Goman was a passionate motorcyclist, whose love for the sport never waned,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We appreciate his service on the AMA Board of Directors. And we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Mr. Goman’s widow, Donna, said he was diagnosed with dementia in 2011, and his health issues led to his leaving the AMA Board. But he never lost his enthusiasm for motorcycling.

“He thoroughly enjoyed the time he was on the AMA Board,” she said. “He kept racing until 2011. He loved racing and anything to do with motorcycles. A few years ago, he wanted to run for the AMA Board again, but we knew that was just a dream he had. But every time I would take him a copy of the AMA magazine, his face would light up. He really enjoyed that.”

Carter Funeral Home in Winder, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family asks that donations be made in Mr. Goman’s memory to Bridgeway Hospice, Lawrenceville, Ga., or to the American Motorcyclist Association.